Wow, did I miss a lot while I was away! A three-week vacation in France meant I missed out on James Gillies’ final appearance (is he really dead this time?!) and my usual Murdoch Mysteries‘ writer chats. I’ll get going on those beginning next week; in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at Monday’s new episode,Â “The Missing.”
Maureen Jennings wrote the episode
Fans know Jennings created Det. William Murdoch and his world, and she concocted tonight’s instalment: 20 years after a child was kidnapped, Murdoch investigates the identity of a man claiming to be the wealthy heir.
The episode begins with a flashback, and it’s super-creepy. We’re not talking James Gillies level odd, but the first few frames definitely made us feel uncomfortable.
Hooray for Detective Watts
I’m a big fan of Daniel Maslany’s offbeatâ€”and brilliantâ€”Det. Watts. He’s the ying to Murdoch’s yang, and I took particular pleasure in him teaming with Jackson on the missing women case. Aside from some funny moments between them, Watts reveals tragedy in his past.
Crabtree’s still hurting
I was hoping Nina and George would patch things up and rekindle their romance, but as “The Missing” began they were still apart, much to Crabtree’s chagrin. However, a certain lady he’s spoken to this season does walk back into his life, offering an opportunity he hadn’t considered before.
Murdoch Mysteries airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on CBC.